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Man dies at Marion County Intake Facility after allegedly ingesting cocaine after arrest

Posted: 7:38 PM, Aug 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-15 21:46:09-04
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Editor's Note: Due to a reporting error, a previous version of this story and headline said the incident happened at the Marion County Jail. It has since been updated to say Jermaine Cole died at the Marion County Sheriff's Office Intake Facility.

INDIANAPOLIS — A man died on Thursday while at the Marion County Sheriff's Office Intake Facility after allegedly ingesting cocaine.

Jermaine Cole, 34, allegedly told other inmates and correctional officers he ingested cocaine while after he was arrested around 3 p.m. Thursday, Marion County Sheriff's Lt. Mitch Gore said in a press release.

Cole died while going to the hospital, Gore said.

Cole was arrested on five warrants, Gore said.

The incident is under investigation.